Margaret Helen (Rule) Dowell

Margaret Helen Dowell (nee Rule), age 80, passed away May 20, 2011 at the VNA Hospice in Valparaiso, IN. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Dowell, Sr. of 61 years; three children: Thomas Dowell, Jr. of Dallas,TX, Cynthia Sue (David) Boivin of Roselle, IL, and Donald Gene (Jayne) Dowell of the Dalles, OR; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters: Doris Dowell of Pinckneyville, IL and Jodi Taylor of Phoenix, AZ; sisters-in-law: Doris Dowell of Portage and Marge Dowell of Hammond; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother, Robert (Bud) Rule; parents: Robert and Pearl Rule. Margaret was a retired Deli Technician from Jewel Food Store, Chesterton with 13 years of service. She was born on January 29, 1931 in Pinckneyville, IL to Robert and Pearl Rule. Her dreams were to walk on the Holy Ground in Israel with good friends the Bashore's of Hebron, and the Ondo's of Lake Station. She loved the Lord and shared this with her church the Living Word Sanctuary. Margaret was also a member of the Bonner Senior Citizen Center in Portage. Family and friends may call at Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service, 2700 Willowcreek Road, Portage) on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 from 2:00-8:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at The Living Word Sanctuary Church (737 N. State Rd. 149, Valparaiso) with Pastor Dorris Dunlap officiating. At rest McCool Cemetery, Portage. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the VNA Hospice in Valparaiso, IN. Family and friends may share an online condolence or memory at:

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2700 Willowcreek Road  Portage, IN 46368

Published in The Times on May 23, 2011